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MFSA2011-30: Privilege escalation using event handlers (CVE-2011-2981)

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MFSA2011-30: Privilege escalation using event handlers (CVE-2011-2981)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/16/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/19/2011
Modified
09/30/2014

Description

The event-management implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.20, SeaMonkey 2.x, Thunderbird 3.x before 3.1.12, and possibly other products does not properly select the context for script to run in, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy or execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via a crafted web site.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_6_20

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